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R U OK? Day and #MentalAs

Background: I was diagnosed with major depression and generalised anxiety disorder in June 2010.

I don’t actually remember exactly how I was on R U OK? Day this year (Thursday 10th September). I had a psych visit that afternoon, where we discussed changing from the anti-depressant I had been on (Valdoxan) to another one (Brintellix). I went home that night with a starter pack of Brintellix. So I guess my mood was fairly low, because we were trying the Brintellix to see if it lifted my mood better than the Valdoxan.

The following Friday (18th September), I was admitted to a private hospital as a voluntary patient. I just got out today.

(Warning: content under Read More link may be triggering/upsetting to some people.)

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